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Blair Academy Team Press Releases

Huntley returns to action; Cirello continues to improve

02/01/2010 -
Max Huntley saw his first action of the season this past weekend at the Doug Cherry invitational hosted by Lafayette and Northampton. With only four wrestlers competing in the 197 lb. weight class, the tournament ran a round robin. Eager to compete, Huntley got right to work. He pinned his first two opponents of the day, each in the first period. In Maxís final match, he scored six takedowns to beat Rick McIlvane from Gloucester County College 13-1.

Mark Cirello also started off the day with two pins. In the finals, he ran into Robert Merchant from SUNY Cobleskill. After falling 2-0 on an early takedown, Mark dominated the rest of the match and won 6-2.

Miracle wins Doug Cherry Invitational and Groundhog Invitational

02/16/2011
Last week Shawn Miracle travelled to Lafayette to compete in the Doug Cherry Invitational. He won his first two matches by the same score, 6-0, to make the finals and face Brian Samuels of UMBC. After giving up an early takedown, Shawn got to work and racked up enough points to win by a ....

Blair Wrestlers Compete in the Middlesex Invitational

12/06/2009
Blair went down to the Middlesex Invitational today and came back with two medals. Rodney Sharp took first place in the 285lb division, and Mark Cirello took third place in the 149lb division. Rodney began the day by pinning his first opponent, Joe Chiambrone, from Northampton. Then he ....

Blair Wrestles at Williamson Trade

12/16/2009
On Saturday December 12, Blair went down, along with Middlesex County College and West Chester, to compete at Williamson Trade. At 125 lbs., Scott Collins got a first period lead in his only match, but hurt his shoulder in the second period. Mark Cirello, 149lbs., and Rod Sharpe, 285lbs.....

Wilkes Results

12/30/2009
Three members of Blairís PG team competed in the Wilkes Open, facing tough competition from all levels of college wrestling. At 125 lbs., Scott Collins won his first match before losing two in a row. Mark Cirello (149lbs.) won two matches before also losing two in a row. In his ....

Blair - Team 149 - Competes at Ursinus

01/23/2010
The able-bodied members of the Blair Academy Post-Graduate team traveled to Ursinus College this past weekend for the fast-paced, and well-run Ursinus Homecoming Tournament. In addition to Ursinus, this small-but-tough NCAA Division III tournament field included teams from Rhode Island Col....

Huntley returns to action; Cirello continues to improve

02/01/2010
Max Huntley saw his first action of the season this past weekend at the Doug Cherry invitational hosted by Lafayette and Northampton. With only four wrestlers competing in the 197 lb. weight class, the tournament ran a round robin. Eager to compete, Huntley got right to work. He pinned ....

Groundhog Invitational

02/08/2010
Three members of Blairís PG team travelled to Amherst College for the Groundhog Invitational. Rodney Sharpís first action back after a month and a half hiatus was cut short when he injured his shoulder. The two remaining wrestlers, Mark Cirello and Max Huntley, had a great day. Mark ....

Miracle wins Mid-East Conference

03/02/2011
Shawn Miracle went into the Mid-East Conference Qualifier as the top seed and wrestled to his seed, winning three straight matches on the day. In his first match of the day, Shawn pinned Nate Snyder of West Chester. Next, he wrestled a tough opponent in Sam Needles of Delaware and beat h....

Mid-East Conference Championships Wrap-Up

03/03/2011
Behind the strength of four champions, West Chester University, with 136 Ĺ points, took home the team crown at the Mid-East Conference Qualifier. Penn State-Du Bois placed second with 96 points, and the University of Delaware scored 64 points to place third. With three individual champio....

West Chester Wins Mid-East Conference, sends 9 to Nationals

02/28/2012
On Saturday 2/25/2012, Valley Forge Military Academy and College hosted the NCWA Mid-East conference championships. On the line was the chance to attend the NCWA Nationals, held this year in Daytona Beach, FL. Eleven teams competed on the day, with West Chester University taking home the....

Blair Qualifies Two for Nationals

02/26/2012
This past Saturday, Blair competed in the NCWA Mid-East Conference tournament held at Valley Forge Military Academy and College. Abe Ayala placed second on the day, and Mark Stillerman placed third, places that qualify them for NCWA Nationals held in Daytona Beach, FL 3/8-11. Also, Willi....

Ayala places 5th at NCWA Nationals

03/12/2012
The three Blair wrestlers who participate in the NCWA competed in the NCWA National tournament 3/8-10 down in Dayton Beach, FL. Abe Ayala finished the tournament in fine fashion, placing 5th. Ayala wrestled his way to the quarterfinals before losing to the eventual champion, Cody Shivene....